Liverpool’s pursuit of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno could be back on after the Reds agreed to send striker Iago Aspas to Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizuan.
Kop boss Brendan Rodgers wants to sign a new left-back this summer as part of his rebuilding plans after securing a return to the Champions League for the new season.
The Northern Irishman’s interest in 22-year-old Moreno has so far come to nothing although the latest reports indicate chief executive Ian Ayre has recently tried to resurrect the deal.
And now Liverpool have allowed Aspas, 26, to move to Andalucia on loan with a view to a permanent deal, the path may have been smoothed for Moreno to head in the opposite direction.
Aspas failed to make the grade at Anfield after joining from Celta Vigo for £7million last summer and nine of his 14 appearances came off the bench.
Aspas must now pass medical to complete the move to Sevilla as the Reds turn their focus back on to Moreno who has three caps for Spain but failed to make their World Cup squad.
Rodgers has been active in the transfer market already this summer by drafting in Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton while youngster Emre Can has been signed from Bayer Leverkusen.
And the Liverpool manager’s transfer kitty is set to be handed a massive cash injection soon once controversial striker Luis Suarez completes a £70million-plus move to Spanish giants Barcelona.
Liverpool are 9.50 to win the Premier League in 2014-15.